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Grateful Dead Live at William and Mary College Hall on 1973-09-11

Set 1

Promised Land, Sugaree, The Race is On, Loser, Looks Like Rain, Tennessee Jed, Jack Straw, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, El Paso, Mississippi Half Step, Playin' In The Band

Set 2

Let Me Sing*, Weather Report Suite Prelude*-> Weather Report Suite Part 1-> Let It Grow*, Row Jimmy, Big River, Deal, Beat It On Down The Line, Dark Star-> Morning Dew, Sugar Magnolia

*with Martin Fiero and Joe Ellis on horns. Doug Sahm opened; First Let Me Sing

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue William and Mary College Hall
Location Williamsburg, VA

Source 2 source matrix: SBD: MR>C1>DAT>Goodbear_Edit>CD (shnid=113051) and Original Audience Source: (shnid=116231) Jimmy Warburton's reel
Lineage AUD>?>7" Reel @ 3.75 ips, No NR Technics RS-1506>hd-p2 24/96>CD Wav>Adobe Audition 2.0>flac Transferred/Seeded by Rob Berger 01.28.2011
Transferred by matrix by dusborne


Martin Fierro plays on various songs.


2 source matrix:

Soundboard (shnid=113051)

*SBD:MR>C1>DAT>Edit (see below)>CD

*On the SBD:MR their were numerous pops in the left channel & some in the
right channel. These errors sound like equipment problems on the stage,
but I cannot be certain of its origin.

*These errors & lineage from DAT were corrected (almost perfectly) as

*GoodBear DAT @ 48kHZ > Sony DAT deck PCM-R300 > coaxial s/pdif > pentium II
350 mHz via Turtle Beach "Fiji" soundcard > CoolEdit > convert to 44.1kHz >
edit - zoom in real close on the errors & remove (BOTH channels w/o any
noticeable music loss for most of the errors) & lowered AUD volume levels
in CoolEdit > Smart & Friendly CDR SCSI drive > CD

*AUD patches were added in Morning Dew onward until the 1st 4 minutes of
Sugar Magnolia, prior to me receiving my DAT. The patches were seamless,
but the volume was a touch too high, so I lowered it just SLIGHTLY during
the AUD portions of Morning Dew only... Teddy Notes 10/1/2006: AUD lineage
from 6/2000 fix not remembered, but one can assume is from the AUD in
circulation at that time.

Audience (shnid=116231)

Original source: AUD
Jimmy Warburton's reel
Lineage: AUD>?>7" Reel @ 3.75 ips, No NR
Technics RS-1506>hd-p2 24/96>CD Wav>Adobe Audition 2.0>flac
Transferred/Seeded by Rob Berger 01.28.2011

Patch source 1:
Lineage: MAUD>?>R>C>WAV>FLAC
Transferred and Encoded by Cousinit 10.02.2011

Patch source 2:
Lineage: Unknown
Provided by Micgram 3.03.2011


---Thank you Teddy "GoodBear" & Doug Johnson, aka Gomer for their work on the SBD.
---Thank you Jimmy Warburton for making the AUD reels available.
---Thank you Cousinit and Micgram for the patch sources.
---Thank you Rob Berger for your work on the AUD source.
---Thanks to germain for everything;seeding,encouragement,advice and tutelage.

Matrix by dusborne using Sound Forge Pro 10.0 and Audacity 2.0



Set 1

Mix Ratio:
SBD -0 db
Aud -10 db
** some minor mix adjustments here and there when needed **

---The AUD was about 2.0% slow compared to the SBD.
---The SBD was paused between tracks, I patched these pauses with the AUD.
---AUD tape flip after Tennessee Jed.
---AUD patched with SBD for 21 seconds during Playin'.
---SBD reel change patched for 30 seconds with AUD during Playin'.
---Sounds Like Garcia's guitar is out of tune by the end of Playin'.
---Some sonic weirdness during Rider

Set 2

Mix Ratio:
SBD -0 db
Aud -7 db
** some minor mix adjustments here and there when needed **

---SBD was louder on set 2.
---AUD ran about 1% fast on set 2.
---Listen for the super cool quote from one of the tapers between Row Jimmy and Let It Grow:

" The Grateful Dead, definitely groovy, definitely cool! "

---AUD tape flip right after Row Jimmy.
---Sonic weirdness at the start of Dew.
---Garcia trying to get guitar in tune for first few verses of Dew.
---SBD patched for the last 2:02 of Dew with AUD.
---SBD patched for 4:04 with AUD during Sugar Magnolia.
---Garcia needs a fresh set of strings.


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Reviewer: revjurneyman - - February 13, 2015
Subject: church
The Dead is like church to me. I wake up every morning and listen to a show and smoke a few bowls. Nothing prepares me for the day and fills me with the right kind of energy like they do. I never got to see a Dead show (I was born in 1988), but these shows on Archive have brought me into their magical world.

This show, in particular, is a wonderful church service - the horns are pitch perfect and this matrix captures them perfectly. This "Playing" is especially electric.
Reviewer: njpg - - July 12, 2013
Subject: One of the best-mixed MTXs I've heard
It's also the first really hot show of the '73 fall tour. The ending jam is short but consists of a fine, fine Dark Star > Morning Dew. Also the first really good Sing Your Blues Away, and lots of other hot renditions.
Reviewer: ms42466 - - April 15, 2013
Subject: 5star let it grow
amazing even among other martian feiro versions from 73/74 silky smooth and well recourded china cat also
6/22/73 pne a bit finer in some audio respects
Reviewer: sakanaband - - February 17, 2013
Subject: Dusborne Bombs!
Dusborne is my new hero of the matrix wizards. He must by a Phil Phreak like me since all of his matrices have loud signals and louder Phil! This is a fantastic combo of audience and soundboard. As far the music goes, the ‘Playin’ is one of my favorite ever. Weir’s work on ‘China Cat Sunflower’ at this time is great and this one is no exception. With this mix, the Martin Fiero stuff is a LOT more enjoyable. The ‘Dark Star’ is downright mystical. The 'Morning Dew' is a uncharacteristic bummer due to change in signal and Garcia’s guitar being completely out of tune. Despite his “sloppy” reputation, I’ve always regarded Garcia as the consummate professional guitar player and his efforts at tuning while starting the 'Dew' puts a grin on my face, to be sure. Five for the music and mix.
Reviewer: selvaggio - - July 2, 2012
Subject: Seasons round, creatures great and small, up and down, as we rise and fall
Flowing, mind-altering, beautiful music from one of my favorite GD periods. It's been fun comparing "eras" lately, partly spurred on by Blair Jackson's blog post here:
Reviewer: Headphone - - May 23, 2012
Subject: Seriously good
Epic show and super recording. Thank you to all who brought it to the Archive!
Reviewer: DMT - - May 19, 2012
Subject: great job-thank you
This show sent me into orbit today... ChinaRider thru halfstep had me in some other dimension..
335 into Row Jimmy, Jerry sing "Row Johnny" -first i had heard that. The Dark Star-Dew has a fantastic ending with jerry fanning his guitar...
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